HENRY LAWSON THEATRE

ENTERTAINING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1969

          ACTING CLASSES FOR VARIOUS AGE GROUPS ARE RUN AT THE THEATRE

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Of course there is always a certain amount of flexibility in these age ranges, so feel free to discuss with us which class will best suit your child’s individual needs. There may also be times in the year that classes are closed to enrolments, especially the older classes as if they are working on a play or certain project it can be hard to accommodate new students until they move on, so keep an eye out for any of those updates. 


Also Note your fees will be payable online this year, and you should receive an invoice within the first few weeks of term with information on how to pay. As well as the term fees, it is a requirement for insurance that your child is a member of the theatre, which is a $5 dollar membership fee every financial year, and an adult must be a member of the Henry The Henry Sports Club as we are located inside their premises. Also be reminded that an adult must walk your child through the club to and from class. 


NEW STUDENTS are invited to come down to a free trial class (as long as the class is open to enrolments) to see if they like it before signing up, just pop a message in my inbox to let me know you are coming along. 


Here is a link to the current year’s calendar, We will be adding the rest of the terms soon, so keep checking it for updates! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G2IOvaRaLQJyiWkYBkynAyvN2tGISd5G8Cho3PUYghU 


If you don’t already follow the PALS Facebook page, please do so, and join the communication groupC as emails have proved unreliable last year and some people missed important information 


FB: https://www.facebook.com/hltpals/ 

Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398301844271214/?ref=share



THE JUNIORS (Kindergarten - Year 3)
Will focus on confidence building games, story building, simple early readers scripts, exploring characters using interactive stories and puppets, and empowering the students to express themselves creatively. They will perform at both the mid-year and end of year show cases. CLASS TIME: Thursday 5:15-6:15($35 a term
THE INTERMEDIATES (Year 4 - Year 6)
Will focus on building confidence and build a strong stage craft foundation through the use of games, improv exercises and theatre sports. They will also explore different story telling techniques end encouraged to explore their own creative ideas. This class will also cover some basic character development and script work.  They will perform at both the mid-year and end of year show cases.  We will also be looking at entering this class in the Penrith Eisteddfod drama section. CLASS TIME: Monday 5pm-6:30 ($45 a term) 
THE PRE SENIORS (Year 6- Year 8 )
 Will focus on some of the same skills as the intermediates, however will also be taking a deeper approach to character development and script analysis. They will start to explore different types of theatre, in particular looking at some of the early forms (Greek, Shakespeare) that have helped shape modern theatre. They will also get a taste of other aspects of theatre, learning some basic tech skills. We will also be looking at entering this class in the Penrith Eisteddfod drama section. They will perform at both the mid-year and end of year show cases as well as a one act play performance at some point in the year. CLASS TIME: Wednesday 5pm-7pm ($50 a term)
THE SENIORS (Year 8 and up)
Will focus on more advanced theatre craft, looking at all aspects of performance as well as developing other skills from directing, design skills, and technical skills. They will be able to fully develop and workshop pieces of theatre and explore their own creativity as well as work with scripts from a wide variety of styles. There will also be room to explore the interest of the students, and focus on aspects that they wish to dive deeper into. We are looking into one act play festivals this group can take part in. They will perform at both the mid-year and end of year show cases as well as a play performance at some point in the year. CLASS TIME: Tuesday 5pm-7pm ($50 a term) 
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